Friday, May 29, 2015

Herbed Chicken Salad

2 cups diced, cooked chicken
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp. each fresh lemon juice, milk
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 tbsp. fresh snipped chives
1 tbsp,. fresh tarragon
  Spring lettuce mixture, Pansies 

      Stir mayonnaise, lemon juice, milk, mustard and pepper in a large bowl until well-blended.  Stir in herbs.  Add chicken, celery and almonds.  Stir gently to mix.  Line a platter with spring lettuce (1 small bag is enough),  Place chicken salad in center of platter; arrange pansies around edges.
Note:  Pansies, nasturtiums and violets are edible.  Whether you buy them or use home-grown, be sure they are chemical free.

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